'Baking No Moans About It' - ZTT advert from The Face 10.83

‘Baking No Moans About It’ – a ZTT advert from The Face

David Smart: “‘Baking No Moans About It’ – very Paul that one” artist: Various title: Baking No Moans About It format: The Face 1pg advert design: XLZTT photography: n/a cat. no: ZTIS100 date: 10/83 art of notes: notice that…read more

'You Cannot Suck The Same Piece Of Sugar For Ever' - ZTT advert from the NME 01.10.83

‘You Cannot Suck The Same Piece Of Sugar For Ever’ – a NME ZTT advert

A lot of ZTT’s adverts were provocative but this one sets out its stall a little more subtlely than most with a title that states that things have to change eventually. I love these early ones, along with…read more

The iconic ZTT logo, designed by XL

Preparing for Battle – an overview

Zang Tuum Tumb appeared quietly at the end of September 1983 with their first release, the now seminal, ‘Into Battle’ by the ‘group’ Art of Noise and a few well placed but baffling trade ads in the UK…read more

‘Into Battle With The’ Art Of Noise 12″

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On the artwork side of things: you were pretty instrumental on the direction of it. Were you bringing in reams of text to be interpreted by XL?” Paul Morley: Pretty much early on, for the first one, which…read more

Sarm Studios brochure from Music Week

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The October 22nd ’83 issue of Music Week carried an 8 page supplement inside featuring Sarm Studios complete with telltale design courtesy of XL and wordplay straight from the pen of Paul Morley. Essentially a big advert for…read more